You can’t just show up on the first day and expect that if you call yourself “Abraham Lincoln” people will compliment you on winning the Civil War and tell you to watch out for people named John.It doesn’t work that way, unless you’re some sort of alien-thing.In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate. Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.
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Heavy snow continues to fall at the airport; consequently, all flights have been grounded.
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.